UPDATED: Rick Scott will veto House Bill 7069. I feel it. He might even veto the Florida Education Finance Program, or FEFP, which is the majority of funding for K-12 public schools. The only thing he's waiting for is assurance leaders in the Legislature don't have the votes to override him.
Apparently Annette Taddeo didn't announce her candidacy on May 9 in the Senate District 40 special election after all. Never mind that virtually every media outlet in Tallahassee and Miami carried it at the time. She announced it Tuesday. That's today. Apparently.
Ordinarily, I wouldn't give the time of day to an editor-turned-flack who whines on Facebook about the press mistreating his boss and mistreating a Florida technology company to which George Sheldon gave $811 million in consulting contracts. But I'll make an exception for Neil Skene.
Not everybody readily understood why Gov. Rick Scott chose Clewiston, a farming community in the heart of the EAA, as the stage for Friday's ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 10.
This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.
RPOF's Eager-Beaver Home Boys Ready to Run in 2018
Maybe the inspiration came from RPOF past Vice Chair Joe Gruters, who won the District 73 House seat in 2016. But all of a sudden raring-to-go candidates for 2018 are popping up like tarts in a bakery -- all from Republican committees around the state.
Consider these, so far:
President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House announced Tuesday afternoon.
Talk about gaping omissions -- please, Miami New Times.
Richard Corcoran is the date who tells you, "Buckle up, sweetcakes, I'm taking you to the best restaurant in town" ... then pulls over and hands you a ham sandwich.
UPDATED: Like a kid at summer camp, George Sheldon wants to come home.
There will be no gaming deal in the 2017 Legislature. No slot machines for the eight Florida counties that voted for them, no change in pari-mutuel activities, no new Seminole compact.